STAFF

Sara Figal

Sara Figal

Executive Director and Board President

Sara Figal joined the NCRC staff in 2011. Previously, she was a member of the Vanderbilt University faculty. She earned her BA from Yale University and her PhD from Harvard University, and she believes firmly that her commitment to healthy communication is the result of a good liberal arts education. She is a Rule 31 Listed General Civil/Family Mediator.

Courtney Ligon

Courtney Ligon

Director of Programs

Courtney Ligon joined NCRC in 2014. Her past experience includes working as the Child Advocacy Manager with CASA of Nashville and with the Texas Department of Child Protective Services. She earned her BS in Social Work from Texas Christian University in 2005, and she is currently working toward her M.Ed. in Nonprofit Leadership at Belmont University. Courtney is a Rule 31 Listed General Civil/Family Mediator.

Wanda Greene

Wanda Greene

Director of Operations

Wanda Greene came on board with NCRC in November of 2015. Wanda has over 30 years of experience in office management and administration, 23 of those years in the management of law offices.

Danita Marsh

Danita Marsh

Victim-Offender Mediation Program Coordinator

Danita Marsh joined NCRC in 2011. She works primarily out of the DA’s Warrant Screening Office as the NCRC Coordinator for all adult and juvenile VORP mediations. Prior to this move, Danita was an Officer with Metro Nashville Police Department, and she is currently working on her law degree at Nashville School of Law. Danita is a R31 Listed General Civil/Family Mediator with extensive experience mediating both adult and juvenile cases.

Brandon Hill

Brandon Hill

Community and Youth Coordinator

Brandon Hill has been part of NCRC since 2012. He currently coordinates our partnership with MDHA, designs and directs conflict management workshops, and oversees our youth outreach. Brandon additionally coordinates the Mayor’s Youth Council of Metropolitan Nashville. Prior to his work with NCRC, Brandon served as Teen Outreach Director for the Martha O’Brian Center. He has an M.Ed. from Vanderbilt University.

INTERNS

Dawn Bennett

Dawn Bennett

HOW DO WE KNOW IT WORKS?

After every mediation, participants fill out an evaluation form. That is just one way we gather information to make sure we are doing the best we can for the people we serve. As you can see here, this is the kind of evaluation that makes us happy!

After every mediation, participants fill out an evaluation form. That is just one way we gather information to make sure we are doing the best we can for the people we serve. We expect the best from our mediators, and our participants deserve no less. As you can see here, this is the kind of evaluation that makes us happy!

In the News

The Nashville Business Journal has announced the winners of the 11th annual Women of Influence Award, and they will honor our own Executive Director, Sara Figal, in the nonprofit leadership category. Read more here...

Kudos to WNE Law Students!

The amazing group of students from WNE Law School on Alternative Spring Break, serving NCRC and exploring Nashville.

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